If you are intimidated about applying to this retreat, then don’t be. It’s one of the most amazing experiences of my life, as you get to meet new, kind people and learn life-changing skillsIdeja
Future Legacy Project is made up of a series of workshops in either Bristol and London and a free residential retreat!
The structure is:
Online meet up
22nd September 2021 5:30-7pm
An online session where you will virtually meet the potential participants from Bristol and London find out more about what to expect from Future Legacy Project.
London: 24th September
Bristol: 25th September
The participants that are accepted on to the programme come along to our induction day where you will meet other young women from your City, inspiring women in the STEM and creative industry and learn new skills. We will have some great activities so that you get to know each other and find out more about the organisations involved!
Online meet ups
6th October 2021 5:30-7pm
20th October 2021 5:30-7pm
Before we go to the retreat, you will be invited to attend two online meetups where all of the participants from Bristol will meet all of the participants from London! The online sessions will inspire you to start thinking about what you care about and get you ready for the retreat! We will have guest speakers, interactive activities and space for questions about the retreat, from what you need to bring to what you can expect!
3-day, 2 night free retreat
24th October – 26th October 2021
The 3-day, 2-night retreat is based at Folly Farm, which is a beautiful countryside location based 20 minutes from the centre of Bristol. During our time away you will learn how to plan a social action campaign whilst learning all the technical skills that you would need to successfully carry out your project.
- Website design
- Panel discussions from women already running social action projects and in STEM careers
- Learning all about Social Action and Campaigning
- Music and socialising
- Making new friends from different cities (Bristol & London)
- Design workshops (logos & presentations)
- Laser cutting, digital embroidery, and vinyl cutting workshops
- Free food and accommodation
- Confidence building workshops
- Presentation workshops
- Yoga and walks!
Development Day Semi-Virtual 6th November 2021
During Development Day you will come back to your City and meet up for the development day, here we will work on our projects, building on all of the skills that you learnt on the retreat as well as having the opportunity to take part in a presentation workshop. We will be video streaming the sessions in each City so that all the groups can work together still and not have to worry about being in a different City!
Online mentoring between 7th – 19th November 2021
Each group will have a mentor assigned to them based on the theme of your project, you will receive at least 1 hour of mentoring specifically about your project.
Project Development between 7th – 19th November 2021
During Project Development you will be expected to work together in your own time to finalise your project with your team, preparing for our graduation event!
Graduation event 13th November 2021
During our graduation event, you will present your project and ideas to industry professionals and you will have the opportunity to see the other team’s presentations. You will also have the opportunity to come back together with your friends you made on the retreat from the other city!
Why should you take part?
- Build your self-confidence
- Improve your wellbeing
- Meet other like-minded young women from Bristol and London
- Develop a creative social action project
- Learn new technology skills such as laser cutting, digital embroidery, and web design
- Build your CV
- Receive 1-2-1 mentoring and coaching
The programme has been designed by Knowle West Media Centre (Bristol) and Stemettes (London) and is fully funded by Children in Need and Wellcome, making it completely free for our participants to take part.